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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

FALL 2016- SPRING 2018


An architectural profile that displays undergraduate work from Jessica Rivera that was completed in Catholic University of America. The profile begins with the Boathouse project

CONTENTS

which was completed sophomore year, Fall semester 2016. The Boathouse took on more of a conceptual approach where the student had to design for a site located in Georgetown, DC. The following project is the Hybrid Building that was completed junior year, Fall semester 2017. The Hybrid building was the first time the student would design a commercial building with different programs within. The last project is the Supreme Court Museum that was completed senior year, Spring 2018. For this semester, the student worked in CBDS teams and designed collaboratively for a site located in the National Mall of DC. The CBDS teams would be designing for a competition. Moreover, the student and her team completed construction documents for their Supreme Court Museum design. As a result, they were first place winners for the design competition. The profile encompasses the three major projects that were done in the three years Jessica has been at Catholic University.

Boathouse Project

3-9

Hybrid Building

10-19

Supreme Court Museum

20-31


BOATHOUSE PROJECT


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BOATHOUSE PROJECT

EXTERIOR WATER GARDEN RENDER

FALL 2016


UNMASKING GEORGETOWN The

site is located in

Georgetown’s

waterfront in

wasington, dc.

One of the attractions of the was the Francis Scott Key Memorial Bridge. The

site

“Boathouse Project,” was unUnmasking is a transitional process with a series of layers. the beginning of the unmasking process is the mask, the top or outer most layer. imagine a building covered with a thick material. concept of the

masking.

the thick material is a mask that gives the illusion of a heavy mass. what we percieve on the outside is attractive. what is ugly is masked. once a building is unmasked, the structure is exposed. its true form is revealed. opaque black wall

Georgetown wears a mask filled with commercial and entertainment buildings. The luxury of Georgetown has become more prominent over the years. People are unaware that Georgetown used to be a

opaque gray wall glass wall structure

route where oceangoing boats would navigate the potomac river. Georgetown is viewed attractive because of its upscale stores, fancy restaurants, luxurious hotels, and tourist’s attractions. these are the layers that begin to cover

Gerogetown’s

true

identity. what was once unmasked is now masked with artificialness.

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{3D}

masked

unmasked

BOATHOUSE PROJECT

CONCEPT + FIGURE GROUND

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KEY BRID

GE

WHITEHURST HIGHWAY

POTOMAC RIVER

BOATHOUSE PROJECT

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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BOATHOUSE PROJECT

LOOKING OUT COURTYARD RENDER

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BOAT REPAIR PAVILLION The

render on the right shows how the walls

begin to

“unmask.” The

amount of slits on the

walls creates more of an exposed atmosphere, such as a public place where people can have their boats repaired.

The

different materiality

also plays a role in the unmasking concept.

The Georgetown side (masked side) and the wood finishes face towards the Potomac River (unmasked side). The marble finish represents the mask of Georgetown’s artificialness and the wood finish represents the water’s delicateness. marble finishes face towards the

BOATHOUSE PROJECT

INTERIOR BOAT REPAIR RENDER

FALL 2016


BOATHOUSE PROJECT

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

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CROSS SECTION

FALL 2016


HYBRID BUILDING


VOID

starting with the basics:

defining spaces:

integrating spaces:

a cube represents space as a whole. how can a cube’s space be manipulated?

the cube can have smaller units that begin to define spaces within a mass.

similar units are combined to create experiential spaces. the defined spaces integrate with the general mass.

void

SOLID ON TOP

SOLID

solid

solid on top

H ST NE CORRIDOR

figure ground

site plan

HYBRID BUILDING

DIAGRAMS

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HYBRID BUILDING

EXTERIOR RENDER

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INTEGRATION OF NATURE Green architecture is a way of letting designed spaces interact with people. H Street has little to no green spaces. On H Street NE and 5th Street NE, the proposed design integrates nature from the exterior of the building to the interior. This is done by playing with the use of materiality such as translucent and transparent glass. The glass creates an experiential experience of airiness and openness. Skylights and slits are placed throughout the design of the building to let light seep in.

Therefore

the spaces become alive

and integrated with nature.

HYBRID BUILDING

EXTERIOR TERRACE RENDER

FALL 2017


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HYBRID BUILDING

WEST+ SOUTH ELEVATIONS

FALL 2017


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HYBRID BUILDING

CROSS + LONGITUDINAL SECTIONS

FALL 2017


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HYBRID BUILDING

CAFE RENDER

FALL 2017


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HYBRID BUILDING

PENTHOUSE RENDER

FALL 2017


SUPREME COURT MUSEUM FIRST PLACE WINNERS


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SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

EXTERIOR RENDER

SPRING 2018


proposal of elements LIGHT: “Shining the light”

SACRED: Importance

proposal of exterior materials Our

mission is to direct

“light”

WHITE STONE

CONCRETE

WHITE MARBLE

METAL PANELS

to

the important decisions made by the

Supreme Court that have impacted or “evolved” society in the United States. The exhibits in the museum are intended to educate the visitors while “unmasking” the Supreme Court’s decisions that have brought about human rights to the American people. Through truly “immersive” and “enlightening” exhibits, we seek to connect our visitors to the Supreme Court on an emotional level that will leave them “fulfilled” and “informed” on what influence the Supreme Court has had on our society. EVOLVING: Change

ORDER: Organization

SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

CONCEPT

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A central space (a cube) that starts from the ground floor and ends on the third floor. On each floor, people experience different levels of sacredness. The render on the left is from the second level. The space is illuminated with dim lighting and surrounded by translucent glass. The center of the exhibition space displays an important Civil Rights case. The render on the right is from the third level. This exhibition space is the most sacred. The one light fixture and the opaque walls allow for a darker and more intimate setting. In the center of the space is a serious Civil Rights case.

SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

INTERIOR CENTRAL CUBE RENDERS

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SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

SITE PLAN + GROUND FLOOR

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT

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ENGRAVED GLASS PANELS

EMOTION: RECOGNITION

TRANSLUCENT WALL

LIBRARY

PERMANENT EXHIBITION SPACE FLOOR LIGHT PATH

EMOTION: REALIZATION CAFE KITCHEN

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SPACE

SACRED SPACE 2

OUTDOOR TERRACE

INTERACTIVE AUDIO WALL

Cafe

EMOTION: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT + EMPATHY TRANSLUCENT WALLS

DN

UP

SECOND FLOOR

DN

FOURTH FLOOR

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FLOOR PLANS

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SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

EXTERIOR SECONDARY ENTRANCE

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SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

EXTERIOR NIGHT RENDER

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SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

INTERIOR RENDER EMOTION: REALIZATION

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The Supreme Court Museum

has

four different emotions based on the court cases displayed in the exhibition spaces.

When

people move

throughout the exhibition spaces the emotion intensifies.

The

space

becomes darker and more orderly.

The first emotion is realization. The second emotion is recognition. The third emotion is sentiment and empathy. Finally, the fourth emotion is resentment and disappointment. The first three emotions are located on the second level.

The

last emotion

is located on the third level.

SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

INTERIOR RENDER EMOTION: RECOGNITION

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SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

INTERIOR RENDER EMOTION: SENTIMENT + EMPATHY

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SUPREME COURT MUSEUM

INTERIOR RENDER EMOTION: RESENTMENT + DISAPPOINTMENT

SPRING 2018


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